BARAGA -- Susan Marie Beck, 55, of Baraga left this temporary life at her home on Tuesday, January 3O after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Sue was born in Ishpeming, MI on May 24, 1945, the daughter of Emil and Lillian (Aho) Mikkola, and lived most of her early years in Champion. She graduated from Champion High School and from Northern Michigan University with a degree in music education, following which she taught elementary and secondary music in Republic and Baraga. More recently, after raising her family, she became certified in elementary education and taught kindergarten and second grade in the Baraga Area Schools. She was a member of Mission United Lutheran Church.
On August 20, 1966, she married Charles Beck, and after brief stays in Champion and Belgium, WI, they made their home in Baraga for the past 32 years. Beyond her extraordinary devotion to her family, Sue was an avid reader, enjoyed music as a listener and performer, delighted in time spent in nature at the family camp, and recently became a golf and bowling enthusiast.
Sue is survived by her husband, Charles, two sons, Eric of Appleton, WI, and Keith of Milwaukee, WI, two brothers, Allen (Donna) Mikkola, of Chardon, OH, and Donald (Sharon) Mikkola, of Toivola, a brother-in-law Leonard (Carol) Beck of Champion, and numerous uncles, aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as many special friends and colleagues. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitations will be held at the Mission United Lutheran Church in Pelkie from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, and from 12:00 noon till 1:00 p.m. on Friday. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the church on Friday, Feb. 2, with Rev. Michael Laakko officiating. Burial will be in the Pelkie Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, contributions in Sue's memory can be made to the Baraga County Home Care and Hospice, or to the Mission United Lutheran Church.
The Sirard Funeral Home of Baraga is assisting the family.
Edwin E. Hakanen
CHATHAM -- Edwin E. Hakanen, age 79, of N5106 Peterson Road, Chatham, died in his sleep on Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at his home following a three month illness. He was born on March 14, 1921 in Slapneck, Michigan to the late Erick and Lillian (Peterson) Hakanen. Ed graduated from Eben High School in 1939 and then moved to Detroit where he worked as a carpenter and laborer. On November 14, 1942, he entered into the US Army where he served in the American Theater and the Asiatic Pacific Theater. Ed participated in battles at the Liberation of the Southern Philippines and in the Ryuku Islands. On June 2, 1945, he was wounded at Okinawa and was awarded the Purple Heart. Ed was a member of the 96th Infantry Division Deadeyes and he earned the American and Asiatic Pacific Theater Medals, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two bronze stars, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Bronze Arrowhead. On January 11, 1946, he was discharged from the Army and returned to Detroit. Ed joined the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters Union Local #687 and the OPEIU Local #46 in 1950. He was recognized in December of 2000 for his fifty years and awarded lifetime membership. He married Alice (Salonen) Jakovac on February 23, 1963 in Detroit. In 1978, Ed retired, returned to the U.P., and helped build his home on the farm property that his grandparents had settled in 1903. Ed was a member of the V.F.W. Ikkala Brothers Post of Chatham and he was a very active member in the American Legion of both Southfield and Munising. He was a Past Commander, Vice-Commander, and a member of the Executive Committee and the Legion's sub-unit, 40 and 8. Ed also participated in the Y.B.Y.S.A. Turtle club and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Ed's wife, Alice, preceded him in death on January 21, 1989. He is survived by daughters, Barbara (Bob) Proffitt of Hazel Park, MI and Maxine (James) Cronin of Orion, MI; grandchildren; brothers, Donald (Betty) Hakanen of Chatham and Wally Hakanen of Chatham, best friend Mary Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and parents, Ed was preceded in death by a son, John Andrew Jakovac, a grandson, Andrew Heron, and sister, Alice Haapala.
Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Friday, February 2, 2001 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services at 2:45 p.m. members of the American Legion Honor Guard Post #131 will conduct a Veterans service in the funeral home chapel and at 3:00 p.m., Pastor Paul Kelto will officiate the funeral service. Interment will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Chatham and honorary escorts will be Michael, Gary, Larry, and Jeff Hakanen, Jeffrey Jagle, and Bob Proffitt.
NORWAY -- Eleanor Mary Dollar, 73, of 105 Mine Street, Norway, and former Marquette resident, entered eternal life Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Norway. The Fassbender Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MARQUETTE -- Donald John Anlauf, age 67, of 2492 Cherry St., died Monday evening January 29, 2001 in his home. He was born on December 28, 1933 in W Mifflin Twp., PA to Joseph and Barbara (Ladik) Anlauf.
He was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He was a member of Toastmaster International, having served as District Governor and enjoyed public speaking. Donald was a man of many talents and vocations. He served as Reverend Barnabas Anlauf in the Order of Carmelites, he taught at both the high school and college level. His career included working as a civil engineer and drafter. He worked for Lemont Ship Building and served as project manager for Ridgecraft Kitchens.
Donald enjoyed being a volunteer worker and had spent many years as a Boy Scout Master and was known as W3KGW by the American Relay League.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Judy Strong. Daughter, Miriam R. (Jeremy) Snider of Appleton, WI. A son, Joseph J. (Amber Elicker) Anlauf of Kitty Hawk, N.C. Four grandchildren, Jeremy Jr., Alyssa, Jessica, and Grace. Two sisters, Rita (Raymond) Smith of St. Louis, MO and MaryAnn (Ronald) Shimko of Pittsburgh, PA. A brother Richard (JennY) Anlauf of Meadville, PA and several nieces, nephews and many friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 3, 2001 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Reverend Mark Engle officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services.
Memorials to St. Paul's Episcopal Church or Lake Superior Hospice.
The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement.
Donna J. Bosley
GWINN -- Donna J. Bosley, 65, of 93 E. Sands, Gwinn, died Monday morning at Marquette General Hospital.
Mrs. Bosley was born on March 19, 1935, in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, a daughter of the late Miles & Thelma (Hill) Rath. On October 5, 1957 she married Carl Bosley in Sault Ste. Marie.
Donna was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marquette. She enjoyed playing the piano, sewing, crafting greeting cards and writing poetry.
Mrs. Bosley is survived by her husband, Carl of Gwinn; a daughter, Deborah (Richard) Neff of Milwaukee; a son, Timothy (Eileen) Bosley of Saginaw; a granddaughter, Tanya Langlois; a brother, Richard (Ollie) Rath of South Carolina; several nieces and nephews; and several cousins. Two sisters, Joanne and Gloria preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held today at 12 noon at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marquette with the Rev. Andrew Martens officiating. Visitation was held at the church from 10 am until the time of the service. Interment will take place in Forsyth Township Cemetery.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.
The Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Edward L. Munson
NEWBERRY -- Edward L. Munson Jr., 87, of Newberry, died Thursday morning February 1, 2001 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital.
Born October 9, 1913 in Newberry, son of the late Edward Sr. & Gertrude (Wilcox) Munson. Edward was a graduate of Newberry High School and of Michigan Technological University in Houghton receiving a degree in mechanical engineering. During World War II, Edward was employed for five years with the War Department small arms division in Detroit and later moved back to Newberry where he owned and operated Newberry Automotive for over 30 years until his retirement in the late 1970's. Edward was active in village affairs where he served on the Newberry Village Council for three terms and also served as the Mayor for the village of Newberry for four terms. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and life member of McMillan Lodge #400 F & AM. An avid outdoorsman, Edward enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He also enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching the news and sports on T.V.
Besides his parents, Edward is preceded in death by a brother George. Survivors include his wife, the former Lillian North of Newberry, whom he married June 15, 1940 in Newberry, brother Albert (Sandy) of Indianapolis, IN and sister Eleanor Berryman of West Branch, several nephews and nieces including Lillian (Roger) Brooks of Marquette.
At request, cremation services will take place. A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 4, 2001 at 4:00 pm at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Newberry with Pastor David M. Hueter officiating.
Those who wish may contribute to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in memory of Edward L. Munson, Jr.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.
Eleanor Mary Dollar
NORWAY -- Eleanor Mary Dollar, 73, of 105 Mine St., Norway, passed on peacefully and comfortably Wednesday, January 31, 2001, to meet her Saviour at the home of her daughter in Norway.
She was born November 13, 1927 in Marquette, a daughter of the late William and Mae (Lambert) Brassard. Eleanor spent most of her life in Marquette, and in later years resided in Lafayette, Indiana with her daughter, Christine and son-in-law, Jack. Most recently she resided in
Norway, where she was cared for by her daughter, Jan, son-in-law, Louie, and grandchildren, Luke and Abrielle who especially gave generously of their time and concern for their grandmother.
She was a devoted mother, adored all her grandchildren, and was a loving sister. Survivors include: her son, William "Pete" Dollar of Sanford; three daughters, Christine (Jack) Schneider of Lafayette, IN, Jan (Louie) Londo of Norway, and Georgia (Jeff) Libby of Gwinn; her grandchildren, Shawn Dollar, Kimber Dollar, Stephanie (Mark) Gaby, Brian Bocklund, and twins,
Luke and Abrielle Londo; two brothers, Jerry Brassard of Ishpeming and George Brassard of Marquette; a sister Lorraine Rantanen of Waukesha, WI; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her former husband, Robert George Dollar; brothers, Louis, Lambert, Lon, and Irwin Brassard; and sisters, Blanche Bowen and
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 pm. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday morning, February 5, at 11 am in St. Peter Cathedral with Rev. Lawrence Gauthier as celebrant. Inurnment will be made in the
Holy Cross Cemetery. Eleanor's grandchildren will serve as her honorary escorts.
Eleanor leaves behind cherished moments and memories with all who love her dearly. "Give her a reward of her labors, and let her works praise her at the city gates" - Proverbs 31 :31.
Marie H. Ives McNall
MARQUETTE -- Marie H. Ives McNall, 79, of 113 N. Sixth Street, Marquette, entered eternal life Wednesday afternoon, January 31, 2001, at the Norlite Nursing Center where she had resided since January 24. Born May 26, 1921 in Munising, a daughter of the late Theodore and Mary (Brisson) Jerry, she was raised in Munising, and was a 1940 graduate of the Mather High School. During World War II, Marie worked in various plants in the Detroit area for the war effort. On January 3, 1941 she married Jesse H. Ives in Detroit
and the couple set about establishing their home and raising a family. In 1958 the family moved to Marquette where Marie worked for Montgomery Wards at the local store as a salesclerk. In 1966, Marie began employment as a bookkeeper for the former Union
National Bank, which later became First of America Bank (now National City Bank) for many years. In 1968, her husband, Jesse, preceded her in death. Marie married Clifton McNall on August 3, 1974. Following her retirement in 1986, she continued to work part-time for the bank for several years. In 1989 her husband, Clifton, preceded her in death. Marie was a member of St. Peter Cathedral, the American Legion, Eagles, and Moose Auxiliaries. Her hobbies and interests included sewing, card games, especially cribbage and solitaire, line, polka, and square dancing, gardening, cooking and baking. A loving mother, devoted and proud grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by: two daughters, Norma (Patrick) Miller and Patricia (Timothy) Acocks Sr both
of Marquette; a son, Richard (Jennie) Ives of Menominee; her grandchildren, Brett (Julie) Peterson, Timothy Acocks Jr, Leslie (Jeremy) DesJardins, and Christy Miller; great - grandchildren, Hailey Peterson, Carter Peterson, Jordon Ison, and McKenzie DesJardins; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husbands, Marie was preceded in death by a son, William Ives in 1979; her step-father, Norman Anderson; two sisters, Josephine Benchina and Lillian Compton; and two brothers, Edward and Delbert Jerry. Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Sunday, February 4, beginning at l pm. Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm Sunday afternoon in the funeral home with Rev. James Roetzer, officiating. Burial will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Marquette County Humane Society.
Esther L. Peterson
EBEN -- Esther L. Peterson, age 92, formerly of Eben died Thursday, February 1, 2001 in the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Prior to her admitance on June 23, 1997 she had resided at Snowberry Heights. Esther was born on July 7, 1908 in Munising to James and Hilda Johnson. She was a member of the Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Eben.
Esther and her late husband Julius raised their children on their farm in Eben. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She is survived by three daughters Betty Violetta of Gwinn, Barbara (Dennis) Hautamaki of Kingsford, and Karen (Wayne) Bostwick of Oconto, WI. Two sons Ralph (Donna) Peterson of Harvey and Robert (Nancy) Peterson of Eben. A daughter-in-law Janice Peterson of Green Bay, WI. 18 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. A brother Harry (Lucy) Johnson of Oglethorpe, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband Julius, sons Clayton, Kenneth, and Donald, sisters Alice and Betty, brothers Robert, Roy and Harold and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, February 5, 2001 in the Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Eben with Reverend John Taylor officiating. Friends may call at the Church from 11 AM until the time of services. Burial will take place in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Chatham. Pallbearers will be Nathan O'Connor, Scott Peterson, Robert Peterson, Joe Violetta, Jeff Hautamaki, Terry Bostwick, Michael Peterson, and Nicholas Heidtman.
The Swanson- Lundquist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement.
Ingrid J. Dowrick
ISHPEMING -- Ingrid J. Dowrick, age 92, formerly of 513 N. Second St. Ishpeming, died Thursday, February 1, 2001, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility where she has resided for the past 3 years.
Ingrid was born March 19, 1908 in Negaunee to the late Alexander & Hannah (Smith) Forstrom. She was a life long area resident.
Ingrid was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, where she took part in the United Methodist Women, & Mary Circle, she was also a member of Royal Neighbors of America, she donated her time at the Ishpeming Senior Center and the National Ski Hall of Fame.
Ingrid is survived by three children: Robert (Peg) Dowrick of Rockford, IL, Roger (Susan) Dowrick of North Lake Location and Nancy (Charles) Frassetto of Gwinn, a daughter in law Ruth Dowrick of Negaunee, two sisters: Elsie McGeady of Tucson, AZ and Freada Kropp of Marquette, 12 grandchildren; Pam (Bill) Rautio, Todd (Sandra) Dowrick, Corey (Tracie) Dowrick, John (Triana) Dowrick, Thomas (Mary) Dowrick, Christine (Scott) McDonald, Deb Fressetto, Diane (George) Byykkonen and David Dowrick; 19 great grandchildren, one great great grandson, four nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry, a son Donald and a sister Anne Bergeron.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2001 at the Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce C. Hatch officiating. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home on Sunday 3:00-6:00 p.m. and on Monday at the Wesley United Methodist Church from 12:00 noon until the time of service.
Pallbearers will be Ingrid's grandsons.
Memorial considerations may be directed to the Wesley United Methodist Church.
Isabelle M. Beaudry
MARQUETTE -- Isabelle M. Beaudry, 85, of 511 Wright Street, Marquette, entered eternal life Thursday evening, February 1, 2001, at Marquette General Hospital following a lengthy illness. She had been hospitalized since Monday. She was born December 2, 1915 in Marquette and was a lifelong resident. On November 15, 1934 she married Fred J. Beaudry in Marquette and the couple set about establishing their home and raising a family. Isabelle was employed at the former Piqua and Birds Eye Vaneer plants, later working as a housekeeper in the dormitories at Northern Michigan University, retiring in 1977. Although her family always came first, she enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, berry picking, traveling, and gardening. She also enjoyed gaming, going to the casino and playing BINGO.
A loving mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, and great- great grandmother, she is survived by: a daughter, Darlene (Marvin) Meyers of Marquette; three sons, Raymond (Patricia) Beaudry, Fred Beaudry Jr, and Robin (Jennifer) Beaudry all of Marquette; 13 grandchildren, 25 great- grandchildren, 2 great- great grandchildren; a son-in-law, Eugene Greenleaf of Harvey; and several nieces and nephews. Isabelle was preceded in death by her husband, Fred J. Beaudry Sr on April 5, 1996; a daughter, Nancy Greenleaf; and a sister, Evelyn Ellsworth.
Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Monday, February 5, from 5 to 7 pm. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Monday evening at 7 pm with Rev. Guy Thoren officiating. Burial will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery. Isabelle's grandchildren will serve as her honorary escorts.
Remegia B. Arsenault
ISHPEMING -- Remegia B. Arsenault, age 79, of 687 Elliott Ave. Ishpeming, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2001 at the Bell Memorial Hospital in Ishpeming.
Remegia was born January 29, 1922 in Ishpeming to the late Angelo & Judith (Zoppetti) Bosio and was a lifelong area resident. She was a graduate of the Ishpeming High School Class of 1939. She worked in the meat department at the A & P Grocery Store in Ishpeming for 27 1/2 years until its closure.
Remegia was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, the St. Anne Circle and the Ladies guild at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was also active with the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Remegia and her husband wintered in Arizona in the early 1990's.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years- Patrick Arsenault of Ishpeming; 2 daughters- Patricia (Paul) Polkinghorn of Wausau, WI and Carol (Douglas) Jessen of Hardin, MT; a son Paul Arsenault of National Mine; a sister Katherine Seppi of North Lake; 5 grandchildren- Chris (Tina Koski), Keith (Debi) & Kirk (Heather) Polkinghorne and Sorn & Joel Jessen; 3 great grandchildren- Christian, Lauren & Evan Polkinghorne; a step-great granddaughter Elizabeth (John) Wasey; along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother Leo Bosio.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 5, 2001 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. James Challancin to officiate. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery.
Friends may call at the St. Joseph Catholic Church from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Monday.
Pallbearers will be Paul Arsenault, Chris, Keith, Kirk and Christian Polkinghorne, Sorn & Joel Jessen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rena A. Olson
LAKE LINDEN -- Rena A. Olson, 80 of Lake Linden, formerly of L'Anse, died Friday morning at Keweenaw Memorial Medical Center in Laurium, where she had been a patient for the past week.
She was born on December 20, 1920 in Norway, Michigan, the daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Martinelli) Brentare. She grew up in Iron Mountain, graduating from Iron Mountain High School in 1938.
On September 20, 1947 she married Maurice O. Olson in Iron Mountain. He preceded her in death onJuly 15, 1974. She moved to L'Anse with her family in 1957 and had resided in Lake Linden since 1992.
She worked at J.J. Newbery, J.C. Penny and the A & P Grocery in Iron Mountain and for 26 years at Fraki's Market (Quality Foods) in L'Anse.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Lake Linden.
Surviving are a daughter Kristine (Gary) Gorsalitz of Marquette, a son, Rev. Eric Olson of Lake Linden, five grandchildren Joy (Michael) Verlinden of Wixom, Michigan; Joshua Gorsalitz of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Hannah Gorsalitz of Nashville Tennesee; Erica and Emilty Gorslatiz at home; three great grandchildren, Alice Rena, Emma Ann and Michael James III Verlinden of Wixom, Michigan. Also surviving are a sister, Joyce Sikora of Iron Mountain; a brother, Donald Brentare of Milwauke; a cousin Lydia Holmes of Milwaukee and several nephews and nieces.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M at St. Joseph Church in Lake Linden, Rev. Eric Olson officiating assisted by the priests of the Diocese of Marquette. Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Monday at the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden. A Vigil Service will be held at 8:30.
At the request of the family donations may be made to the St. Joseph Restoration Fund of St. Joseph Church in Lake Linden.
Aune G. Juntti
ISHPEMING -- Aune G. Juntti, 87, of Ishpeming, passed away Friday Morning at the Mather Nursing Center where she has heen a patient since 1987.
Born January 1, 1914 in Oulu, Wisconsin the Daughter of Henry and Minnie Walline she attended Oulu Public Schools . She moved to Ishpeming with her hushand John Juntti Sr. in 1932. Mr. and Mrs. Juntti founded Juntti's Service Station in 1946 and operated it until their retirement in 1967.
She is survived by: a son, Mr. John (Elizabeth) Juntti Jr. of Ishpeming; 1 grandson Steven (Loretta Roncaglione) Juntti of Ishpeming; 1 grandaughter Kathy Baker of Chicago; 1 greatgrandson Timothy Baker of Chicago; 1 greatgrandaughter Lorissa Juntti of Ishpeming; 1 sister Mrs. Hugo (Celia) Aho of Green Bay. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceeded in death by her Husband John Juntti Sr. in 1981.
Private services will be held at a later date with burial in the Waino Cemetery in Waino, Wisconsin. The Racine Funeral Chapel of Ishpeming is handling the arrangements.